DLSU hands Adamson 2nd loss in OT

By Jean Sarabia

PASAY—The DLSU Green Archers beat the Adamson Soaring Falcons in an intense close match, 79-78, Saturday afternoon, October 13 at SM Mall of Asia. 

DLSU had a good start at the first quarter as Justine Baltazar and Aljun Melecio lead the Green Archers at the first period with a 6-point lead, 16-22. 

DLSU continued their lead as Santi Santillan scored at the 6:34 mark that handed DLSU a 10-point lead in the second quarter. 

But the Adamson Soaring Falcons don't want to make this game too easy for the Archers as Sean Manganti made back-to-back baskets to cut the lead nack to six.

Jerrick Ahanmisi took control of the ball cutting the lead to one, 30-31. The game ended at 32-33 with DLSU having the lead. 

The Green Archers and Soaring Falcons both have a very powerful third quarter as both teams wanted to get their last win for the first round.

Third quarter ended with a tie, 49-49 as they head to an intense fourth quarter. 

Adamson opened the last period with a 7-point lead by CJ Catapusan. Back-to-back buckets for Ahanmisi and Sarr as Adamson holds on to the 62-59 lead over La Salle with 3:14 left. 

Adamson and La Salle continues to exchange baskets but ended on an overtime as Aljun Melecio tied the game, 64-64 as they head to overtime. 

The Green Archers had a 8-0 run as they open the overtime showing their determination to win the game. 

La Salle continues to have the lead but Manganti and Ahanmisi made back-to-back threes at the very last seconds but that is not enough to win the game as DLSU took home it's fourth win (79-78) and ended the first round with a 4-3 record and finishing fourth place. 

Aljun Melecio lead the Archers again with 22 points while both Leonard Santillan and Justine Balthazar contributed 16 points. 

Jerrick Ahanmisi scored 27 big points for Adamson but failed to end the first round with a win. Adamson now has a 5-2 record sharing the first, second and third place with ADMU and FEU. 


DLSU 79 - Melecio 22, Baltazar 16, Santillan 16, Caracut 8, Montalbo 8, Serrano 5, Bates 2, Manuel 2, Dyke 0, Go 0.

AdU 78- Ahanmisi 27, Manganti 23, Sarr 9, Catapusan 5, Camacho 4, Lastimosa 3, Bernardo 2, Colonia 2, Espeleta 2, Magbuhos, V. 1, Mojica 0, Pingoy 0.

QUARTERSCORES: 22-16, 11-16, 16-17,15-15, 15-14.

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